Partners Ryan O'Donnell (Coda di Volpe) & Pauly Graves will welcome you into Gemini's brand new space (2017) now with a central u-shaped bar and large raised booths.
Don't miss our incredible brunch service every Saturday & Sunday starting at 10am as well as our Fried Chicken available only on Sunday nights.
We look forward to serving you!
Mother's Day Menus & Specials
Celebrate Mom at Gemini. Make your reservations today! Open from 10:00am-9:00pm. Full Brunch Menu Available 10:00am-3:00pm, Dinner Menu 3:00pm-9:00pm, complete with specials being served ALL DAY!
Sunday, May 12, 2019
Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations
Gather your family and friends and join us Easter Sunday. Make your reservations today! Open from 10:00am-9:00pm. Full Brunch Menu Available 10:00am-3:00pm, Dinner Menu 3:00pm-9:00pm, complete with specials being served ALL DAY! Please see our website for more details.
Sunday, April 21, 2019
What Insiders Are Saying
Gemini Bistro is the kind of place where everyone feels like a regular, whether you actually are or not.
I was very impressed with the food. Everything we ate was delicious and the service was great. I will definitely be back and highly recommend it.
The food and service was great but this is the second time I made a reservation and had to wait for 15min +. Last time I had to wait for over 30minutes. Good service to me is being seated in a timely manner when I make a reservation.
Amazing dinner and experience once again. Matt was a great server; recommended great wine options to compliment our meals. And once again, Sylvia was amazing in offering an extra touch of service to the dining experience. What started out as a girls' catch-up dinner with reservation at 5:30, we were shocked the 10pm evening news was coming on at the bar and we were still there. It did not feel like so much time had past. We could have stayed there another hour. Just a perfect evening!
Great food and vibes. A tad pricey but fine for a date night
Great food! Super hot Restaurant and hard to enjoy dinner.
Food was extremely salty! Took forever between our salads and main course. Waiter said it was because a few to go orders were in front of us but that just seems ridiculous. I think he forgot to put order in after salads.
Space is cool but extremely noisy.
We went for our anniversary this weekend and had a wonderful experience at Gemini. The place was hopping and since we arrived early for our reservation we grabbed a seat at the bar. The cocktails were delicious. Then we were seated and our server was attentive, providing helpful menu suggestions. We devoured the truffle fries and the trout, which was cooked to perfection. Finished off with a fab desert. The staff is so helpful and genuinely friendly. We love Gemini and will certainly continue to return.
Hands down the best food , best server and best atmosphere I've enjoyed in quite a while ! Definitely will be returning my next trip to Chicago !!!
Every time I come here for dinner I am reminded how great it is. It is lively but not to distraction and the service is impeccable. This time I had the trout and it was outstanding!
excellent service, delicious specials for seafood eaters, great wine
Very comfortable neighborhood place with excellent food and drinks.
Bring back the original parm truffle fries. These were very bland
Loved everything. From a timing standpoint, if you are not bringing your kids, do not go at 6:30 on Saturday night because everyone else is bringing theirs at that time. Wait till 7 or so till after they melt down, which they did, all of them, at the same time. By 7:15 it was lovely and not like a really fancy Chuck E Cheese. Waitstaff charming and knowledgeable. Food delicious. Choices outstanding.
Overall good experience but definitely felt very rushed. Call me crazy but I really dislike when dinner is served while we are still eating our salads. I have dined here quite a few times and this was a first for that.
Does get noisy
A little pricey
Good for special occasions
Can’t wait to sit outside in summer
Food was delicious!! Would go back for Happy Hour
Mussels are some of the best I’ve ever had 🔥 chorizo empanadas are also incredibly good. This is my favorite Chicago gem
Normally I love Gemini’s food. First time for brunch. Food was lukewarm and not very tasty. Service was slow.
We just moved to the neighborhood and were thrilled to find such a delicious place within walking distance. We will absolutely be back!
Dinner was fabulous - service was excellent. We will be back!
It was St. Patrick's Day and I had corned beef and cabbage, probably the best I've ever had. My wife loved her short rib. Haven't been here for a long time and delighted that it remains first-rate. Only issue was that we were charged more for a bourbon on the rocks than for another one our party had straight up. We were told that's customary in Chicago. We've lived in Chicago all our lives and never had this experience before.
We’ve been to Gemini before and had a good meal. This time was completely disappointing: Great starters— nachos, beet salad and gem salad (although expensive for the portion size) but awful mains— eggs Benedict’s English muffins were hardly toasted and very soggy, hollandaise sauce was flavorless and the “hash” was two tablespoons of potatoes/onions and one chopped piece of a bell pepper in desperate need of seasoning. Such a waste of money - do not waste your time eating here.
Delicious options. A bit overpriced but worth it.
Amazing burger and the best wedge salad I’ve ever had. I’d definitely go back, after saving up a bit.
Everything was soooo savory. We had a great time in a booth in the back. The noise level was perfect. Regular voice levels. Their apps were fantastic, great portions, and you just kept going back for another bite.
Waiter was super friendly and provided excellent information on wines, food, tastes, you name it he could have answered it.
Everything was phenomenal from the food to the service!
We had the meatballs/octopus/and does chicken special.
Outstanding from start to finish!
Great place, very clean and monochromatic aesthetic, pleasant service. I only wish the menu had a few more options to choose from, I felt a little limited.
We love Gemini. It's the perfect place to go after our concert performances in Lincoln Park -- thanks for keeping the kitchen open late! We were glad to see it was busy on a Friday night, but we LOVE it on Thursday evenings when it's less busy.
Met a friend for dinner Ate at the bar. We all had burgers. Delicious! Service was tip top.
Gemini was delicious and the service was exceptional. We left with very full bellies and enjoyed every bit of food we ordered! I highly recommend Treating yourself to a night out!
We eat at Gemini often. It’s one of our favorite places. Love the Sunday fried chicken but the last 2 times I had it the biscuit and the potatoes were barely warm and not as good as usual. I feel like their service is slipping too. We had a new waiter and he was very inattentive. Disappointing
My husband and I ate at Gemini on a Saturday evening and had a wonderful experience! We ordered the proscuitto & burrata (which was incredible, I am drooling thinking about it and would go back to Gemini JUST for this dish), the brussel sprouts, the grilled octopus and the cesar salad with chicken. We finished the meal with the tarragon crem brulee. The brussel sprouts could have benefited from a little more crispiness, but the flavors were totally spot on. The octopus and the cesar were both delicious, the added chicken was a little dry and I would skip it next time and keep the salad as it is on the menu. The crem brulee was very unique and I would definitely recommend trying it! They have a nice selection of wines by the glass and bottle as well. 5 stars!
Gemini was great. The lamb shank special were outstanding. The grilled Spanish Octopus and the empanadas were great. The Thai Curry Mussels might have been the best I have had in a long time.
A wonderfully dependable and satisfying dining experience. Great service. Terrifically well-prepared entrees. Love this place!
Excellent service, ambiance and food. We had a great time.
Nice brunch spot! Very small menu for brunch options, but we were happy with what we ordered. Slightly quiet, so was a good spot for a casual Sunday brunch!
Brunch. Mediocre coffee.
Too much cream in everything.
Great brunch! Todd was our excellent waiter. Will certainly come back soon
It is my favorite neighborhood go to in Lincoln Park. Always friendly host/hostesses and wait staff. The food never disappoints. The truffle fries are actually addicting.
We loved the restaurant.. Food was outstanding..and Andrew our waiter was exceptional ... We will definitely be back ...